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University of South Australia Master of Architecture DMAE
University of South Australia

Master of Architecture DMAE

Adelaide, Australia

2 Years


Full time

Request application deadline

Jul 2024

AUD 39,600 / per year *


* per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2024


Degree overview

  • Work in award-winning, purpose-designed facilities including dedicated design studios and workshops.
  • Study in a creative and multidisciplinary setting with students from the related fields of architecture, planning, art, design, journalism, communication and media, film and television, and the creative industries.
  • Learn from internationally-renowned and experienced teachers with industry-leading expertise and experience.
  • Pursue and develop specific areas of interest through design-based research and electives study.
  • Engage in real-life projects through the award-winning student Design and Construct learning experience - the longest-running and largest practice-based teaching programme of its type in Australia.
  • Benefit from our strong relationships with local, national and international architectural practices.
  • The University of South Australia is home to Australia’s only architecture museum filled with over 200,000 items, including records, drawings and photographs of Australian architecture.
  • Enhance your employment prospects by also enrolling in the Master of Design after completing the Master of Architecture where you can focus on expanding a specialised career in sustainable design.


This professionally accredited degree provides advanced learning in architecture design and how it relates to the environment, culture, and design and construction technology.

During your studies, you will refine your technical and communication skills, and solve increasingly complex design problems. A focus on student-directed learning will also see you specialise in a specific area of interest through your choice of electives and research. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take part in award-winning Design and Construct courses, where you will design and build real-life architectural projects.

University alumni work across the globe, from small boutique practices to leading international architectural practices.

Why Master of Architecture

Specialise in areas of interest that interest you, such as remote construction, sustainability, urban design, conservation, and digital environments, and gain practical experience with this focused and accredited master degree.

This degree has a strong practical and industry focus, with studio work, national and international field trips, workshops, internships and masterclasses.

You will also be given the opportunity to take part in the award-winning student Design and Construct learning experience, where you will design and then construct community buildings in remote locations in Australia and overseas. Some of the projects students have completed include the visitor accommodation at Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu; Aboriginal ranger accommodation and research facilities in Fish River, Northern Territory; and accommodation and research facilities at Witchelina Station, South Australia. You will be involved in projects such as these from conception through to completion.


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